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Complaint: Student with disabilities not receiving education

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Disability Rights Montana has filed a lawsuit against the Office of Public Instruction and a rural Montana school district alleging a 16-year-old boy with disabilities has not received any formal education in three years, in violation of federal law. The organization said it previously filed an ...

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Florida Gov. Scott wants to spend more on teacher supplies

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott wants to increase the amount of money teachers get to purchase school supplies. Scott announced the proposal Wednesday, a day after telling the state’s top teachers he had little control over salaries. The Republican governor says he’ll ask legislators to set aside ...

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Oklahoma City, Tulsa boards to intervene in funding lawsuit

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City Public Schools has requested an emergency stay in a funding lawsuit against the state Board of Education. The lawsuit filed by the Oklahoma Public Charter School Association in July is requesting that “funding between all public schools be equalized to assure equal education opportunities.” ...

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Diverse group teams up to bring clean water to Puerto Rico

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A charity founded by Christian broadcaster Pat Robertson has teamed up with the nation’s second largest teachers’ union to help bring clean water to storm-ravaged Puerto Rico. The Virginia Beach-based Operation Blessing International said in a statement this week that it’s working with the American ...

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Appeals court rules against immigrants over in-state tuition

ATLANTA (AP) — Immigrants who have been granted temporary status to stay in the U.S. will have to keep paying out-of-state tuition after an appeals court ruled against them, saying state colleges and universities in Georgia aren’t required to let them pay in-state tuition. Georgia’s state colleges and universities require ...

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Best Buy expands after-school tech program

NEW YORK (AP) — Best Buy is expanding an after-school tech program for underprivileged teens as it hopes to create workers with the skills to serve increasingly savvy shoppers as well as groom future inventors who can help fill its stores with new gadgets. The Minneapolis-based chain said Wednesday the ...

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Suspensions, expulsions drop in Baltimore city schools

BALTIMORE (AP) — School officials in Baltimore are issuing suspensions and expulsions less frequently than a year ago. The Baltimore Sun reports (http://bsun.md/2ivcB17 ) that the change is part of a reform effort to emphasize conflict resolution and keep kids in school. The paper reported Tuesday that there were 6,800 ...

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The 350 million people who don’t even exist

Image copyright Getty Images Whenever any report has a “global” subject matter it’s never long before there’s a massive, global-size statistic, counting people by the millions and billions. News reports on global problems like to gesture to devastation and deprivation on an epic scale, counting out the suffering in numbers ...

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